About Us

about usJoanne Kaoud, Owner

Rug Shop and More is the new kid on the block but my family roots run deep in the area rug industry.  I am proud to share with you that our Connecticut based family company has been covering floors with area rugs and providing excellent customer service successfully since 1954.

As a child, I have fond memories of visiting my father’s area rug gallery and jumping on rug piles while I listened intently to my father interacting with customers.  As the years passed, I remember him showing my brothers and I rugs that he had recently purchased on some of his buying trips.  He was always excited to offer them to his customers.  One by one he would page back each rug and educate me on the quality, the design, the age of each carpet, the colors and workmanship on each and every rug. There were so many-large ones, small ones, new ones and old ones.  I saw beautifully woven floral patterns and geometric designs.  Some had borders while others had large center medallions.  I was in awe of their beauty, especially the gorgeous colors of jewel blue, ruby reds, greens and warm golds.  I learned how hand made area rugs were woven on looms in cities and villages throughout the world.

I have listened and I have learned from my father and my brothers, noted experts in the area rug industry.  From their inspiration and my passion, blossomed a company that is dedicated to providing the perfect area rug for your home.  Rug Shop and More was born out of a passion and love of area rugs.  It’s that simple.

The area rug market is constantly evolving with new colors, designs and textures. At Rug Shop and More we are committed to staying on top of the latest trends in color and design.  It’s all about fashion and we’ll bring it to you with beautiful rugs to choose from.